Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

GAMBIT project suggests theoretical particles are too massive for LHC detection
Posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

The elementary particles of new theoretical physics must be so massive that their detection in the […]

National MagLab's latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:31 pm

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered […]

Scientists solve speed surprise in stratospheric stunt
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed […]

Solid start in the quest for an elusive particle
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:58 pm

A collaboration of Belgian, French and British scientists, including researchers from Imperial […]